Sure, it's easier said than done, particularly when it's 3 a.m. and you're urgently trying to sleep.
However, there are a few less apparent methods for quieting your thoughts and preparing your brain and body for sleep.
Here are a few expert-backed strategies to trick your mind into sleeping instead of taking a hot bath.
Pouring yourself a night cap, or squeezing in a workout before bedtime.
One of the most effective tricks for getting oneself to fall asleep is to attempt not to fall asleep.
Trying too hard to sleep never works, and all that worry and anxiety about falling asleep is what keeps so many people awake at night.